How do I know if an intervention is evidence based?
Do not reinvent the wheel!
Consider the existing research evidence to identify what has already been done and what worked when thinking about how to tackle a social, emotional or behavioural issue in the classroom
Evidence-based interventions have been designed, implemented & evaluated by researchers & have been shown to be effective & helpful to the target population
What have other schools done?
Learning about promising approaches that other people have implemented at their schools (or educational settings) and familiarising with policies and tools requires time & resources but it is worthwhile